Well, Sunday morning London time found me celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee with a BBC Sherlock Season 2 marathon for some folks who had not yet seen it (I am doing my best to evangelize and inculcate people into the
cult fandom). We had an imported “artisan” English Cheddar cheese, muffins (the English variety, of course), ginger lemon biscuits (also imported), home-made trifle, and imported Yorkshire Gold tea. Hankies and reassurance were handed out after Reichenbach Fall. The weather cooperated by being gray, chilly and rainy.
As a second-generation devoted follower of Her Majesty, I confess I teared up when watching all of the celebration videos on BBC and YouTube. I looked for Mycroft among the officials, but he seems to have celebrated at the Diogenes Club or at home.
A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Supported SherlockCares
I considered making a list of everyone who has purchased products from the SherlockCares Cafe Press store, but it seemed a bit excessive (I may still do it, but we are looking at options like a Random Shout Out widget). So let me just say “thank you.” SherlockCares.com has raised a little over £81 (£81.47 to be exact) in its first 6 weeks. I am writing checks to the designated charities this week, although I’ve decided to make the Kids Need to Read amount cumulative and paid quarterly to avoid unnecessary processing fees on the amount. So £8.12 has been added to the Kids Need to Read total and the rest distributed as listed on the Charities page.
Meanwhile, rather than send Save Undershaw such a paltry sum as a portion of the SherlockCares profits, I decided to change it to a matching fund and a donation pledge of £81 has been made on the official Save Undershaw site. We’re hoping this won’t be a one time pledge.